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Number 8 is always a challenge for me. The thought of writing a thesis, a book chapter, or a research paper is daunting. In fact, it leads to LOTS of procrastination. It is so much easier to start with a small component.
When writing a research paper, I always start with the methods, then compile my data into tables and figures. Now I have the narrative for the results section. Then I write my conclusions. Now out of the 100 plus ways I could begin the introduction, only one really leads through the rationale and to the conclusions.
With respect to book chapters, it helps me to create an outline. Then I can write it section by section. The struggle of sequencing the sections and linking them is always the most difficult for me.
Blogging I find easier because the format is shorter. I focus on ‘what’ I want to say, the ‘why’ am I writing this. Who do I hope will read it? Why? What are they hoping to learn.
Today, there isn’t much to learn from my blog. It was best said by Lucy Taylor.